Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Peter de
Villiers is eager to again coach rugby at a high level.
De Villiers currently coaches the
University of the Western Cape, who compete in the Varsity Shield competition.
He spoke to Netwerk24 after his side lost
16-5 to the University of KwaZulu-Natal in their Varsity Shield opener on
De Villiers said his contract with UWC
expires after this year's Varsity Shield and he would be interested in coaching
at Varsity Cup, Currie Cup, Super Rugby, international level or even an
"I feel refreshed and look forward to
start coaching at a high level again. Through the years I gained a lot of
experience on different levels and I feel like I need to give some of that back
(to the game). I'll have to see where an opportunity arises. I'll even consider
offers from overseas."
De Villiers coached the Springboks between
2008 and 2011. Before that he also coached the Falcons as well as the Junior
He won 30 of his 48 Tests as Springbok coach,
boasting a 62% winning record. His most notable achievements were coaching the
Boks to a series victory over the British and Irish Lions in 2009, as well as
the Tri-Nations title that same year.